School of Cybernetics invited to parliament

Inquiry into the use of generative AI in the Australian education system.

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Australian Parliament House. Photo: ANU
Australian Parliament House. Photo: ANU

Earlier this month, the ANU School of Cybernetics was invited to Parliament House to speak to our expertise in Artificial Intelligence (AI).   

This invite followed our 2023 submission to the House Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training as part of the Inquiry into the use of generative artificial intelligence in the Australian education system. 

Our submission, written by Prof Katherine Daniell, ANU Vice Chancellor Distinguished Prof Genevieve Bell, Cybernetics Engagement Lead Maia Gould, Applied Cybernetics Lead A/Prof Matthew Holt, Deputy Director of the School of Cybernetics A/Prof Andrew Meares, and IWF Research Fellow Dr Hannah Feldman, posits three main points:  

1.) AI is a system, not just a technology 

2.) We need to learn about AI, not just with AI 

3.) AI systems require diversity and benefit from productive discomfort  

After an introductory statement from Deputy Director of the School of Cybernetics Andrew Meares, the Committee Members posed a series of questions to School of Cybernetics staff Dr Hannah Feldman, Dr Matthew Holt, Maia Gould and Andrew Meares to help with the inquiry.

This opportunity to be part of an official proceeding of Parliament, to give examples from our approach at the School of Cybernetics at the Australian National University as evidence for and a demonstration of some of our recommendations for the inquiry, highlights our active role in creating safe, sustainable, and responsible futures.  

Read our submission to the inquiry HERE.

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